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Crossfire nvidia quadro fx 5500 and radeon sapphire 6850

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June 13, 2012 1:24:01 PM

Hello, the title pretty much says it all. i have a radeon sapphire 6850 installed now. my friend gave me a nvidia quadro fx 5500 and i was just curious if i can crossfire them safely without burning out my motherboard (asus M5_A88-Evo

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a b U Graphics card
June 13, 2012 1:41:18 PM

The short answer is no.

Crossfire is the AMD technology for pairing two AMD GPUs. You have an nVidia workstation GPU and an AMD consumer GPU.

Workstation GPUs are not optimized for gaming, and are better used for things like AutoCAD
June 13, 2012 1:46:40 PM

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June 13, 2012 1:48:35 PM

so i wouldn't hardly(or at all) benefit from putting it in?
a b U Graphics card
June 13, 2012 1:53:04 PM

Not unless you run them for different purposes.

You could use the 6850 for gaming and the quadro for rendering (if you do anything like that)

If you are only gaming, there's no benefit to putting it in.
June 13, 2012 2:45:44 PM

alright ill just make an attempt to sell it then, thank you blade061188 your knowledge is much appreciated.